Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mommin' Q and A...

Day three people... this is HUGE!!

Let's go back... like to the way back in 2006 , when I married my manfriend.  Times were fun and happy and then we have two children (my reasons for waking every morning, literally... each morning they are in my room so I have no choice but to wake up) and then there are the two dogs. #CanWeSayRunOnSentence I am living my best life here, and I really do have all I could have ever dreamed of (except for one of those new million dolla homes off the square and a new truck for my manfriend.. but I digress. I started thinking about how long I have been penning this blog, and it has been almost 10 years!  Wha????  I have been sharing the good and the not so pretty, and keeping it mostly PG for a while.  I go in and out of my blogging obsession, and I guess since this is a day 3 post in a row... I suppose the obsession is back (insert creepy voice when saying, "I'm baaack!"

Over the past few months, while on a blog hiatus, I have been a mommin' to my littles, so it is not been very often that I find the time to blog.  Since I am currently in the mom trenches, I wanted to reach out to other parents who are in the same season as me!  I wanna know things from you 10s!  As we all know, mommin' ain't easy, but  it is always better to get through the day when you have other moms to talk to.

Here we go parents.... I wanna know!

1.  Mommin' ain't easy, the days are full and the nights can sometimes be long.  Are there ever some days where you just want to wave a white flag and say, "I surrender"?  Hello, the kids 1 and momma 0!  How do you summon the energy to get back on the mommin' wheel everyday?  Prayer?  Meditation? Call your nanny?  #IfYouHaveOneCanYouShareWithMe #AndPayForIt   A sweet tea from the Sonic?
2.  What is a day in your life as a parent?  Do your mornings start early with homemade breakfasts (#AreYouRisingAtDawn?) and signing last minute school paperwork, and then you finally get everyone to their schools and give yourself a high five because you survived the hustle and bustle of the morning?  Or are you a bit more low key?

3.  What kind of things do you do as a family?  Do you go on family walks or play at a local playground, possibly coach a child's sport team, or do you get out and go do something different like an arcade place for kids?

4.  Seriously, are you a weekly meal planner? #WeCantBeFriends  Like are you going to the store on Saturday mornings and then spending your Sunday days making freezer meals for the week?  Have you tried an instant pot?  What does this weekly meal plan consist of?

5.  Every night before bed, I think to myself... tomorrow I will be a better mom.  I will not get upset when no one listens or leaves their socks, shoes, and string cheese trash all over the living room!  (Every. Single. Day!)  Do you ever think of how you are doing as a parent, and think... man, I wish I would have handled that differently?  Can you explain a time?

6.  So, your mother comes "bright and early" to take your children for the whole day and night (this doesn't happen to me often... like ever, but for you it might)!  How do you fill your time?  Take a bath?  Do laundry?  Get on the "time-suck" that is Pinterest?  Go shopping?  I would probably try to go on a date with my manfriend!  The dates are few and far between, so to be alone all day.... that would be the best!

7.  Has there ever been a momin' moment where you thought, "oh... my.... gosh... I sound just like my mother or father!"  What are some things that your parents did or said and now you find yourself doing?
I guess I am pretty lucky to be schooled by these two, and I daily find myself doing and saying the same things that my parents have said over the years!  Who knew, all of the times I thought they knew nothing... my parents really did know what they were talking about!  #MindBlown

8.  Have you ever volunteered in your child's school?  Are you a PTO parent?  Do you have PTO?  Do you even know what PTO is?  Maybe the homeroom mom??

9.  What is your favorite family trip destination?  We love to go to the beach with our family, but I have a feeling our upcoming summer trip will just be so awesome!  Look out Mickey... here we come!  #KidsDontKnow #YouSeeThemAndTellThem #YouAreDeadToMe

10.  What is one thing you cannot live without?

11.  What is something that your family does that makes you bonkers!!  #SeriouslyWonky
I get seriously wonkied out when I ask for help doing a chore, and everyone says okay, but their face says.... I would rather bang my head against the floor!  Uggggh!  For real... just fix your face and put away your stink socks and throw away your Goldfish bag!!  #GeeezLouise

Well, that is all!  Not too intrusive, I hope.

Seriously, I wanna know what you're thinking!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I was living my best life during the hiatus....

Well tens of friends....we meet again!  Two days in a row y'all!  Now that blog hiatus is done and over with, I feel it is time to get back to the nitty gritty which is my life!  That is right, for the past few months, I have been living my best life here at la casa Foresee.  Binge watching my shows, having holiday celebrations, and buying maternity wear (that is not a BIG announcement, don't go sharing it with your friends)!

1.  I started binge watching and finished the teenie bopper show, Vampire Diaries.
Tens!  It was like a ba-jillion episodes that I watched in a few short weeks.  It was completely ridiculous, and I often found myself in the wee hours of the morning before falling asleep from watching 4 hours of the show thinking...
if anyone in my B-town high school woulda been a vampire... would I have been friends with them?
or would a vampire see me and think... ehhh, she is super pale and probably one of us?
Then I would envision the Salvatore brothers fighting over me.... then I wake up and yep, I am still a momma livin' in B-town.
One more pic of Stefan...
After I caught up with my missed sleep from my Vampire Diary days and nights, it was time for gearing up for the holidays!  We had family come and stay with us over Thanksgiving, and I am hopeful that this will be a thing we do for this holiday every year!  The kids loved being together, and I loved being with my family!

Did I mention after that Santa and the Missus came over for cocoa and cookies to Honey and G's house!
Then I realized after some soul searching and picture review that my hair looked sad and too big for my face!  So, I needed a new look!

Yes, y'all, I have curly hair and I straightened it only to curl it.  #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHummmmm

Then it was Christmas, all was merry and bright!

Then there was the re-set from Christmas... don't y'all sometimes just need a bit of a break after the holiday.  Well, I def was on a break!  I cleaned (man friend would laugh at that), I did laundry... so much laundry, and have tried to settle into the new year!

During this refresh, I started watching Game of Thrones.
Why... Have... I … Not... Been.... Watching... This... Show??
Tens!  Are you watching?
I became super obsessed (shock), and watched 7 seasons (10 episodes a season) in like 3 weeks!
But to quote Noah Calhoun from The Notebook... "when I see something I like, I gotta have it.  I love it.  I go crazy for it...
I loved that movie... have not watched it as of late because I was knee deep in all things white walkers, dragons, and people with no names or faces (long story, cannot explain it)  The new season starts in a few weeks, and I cannot wait!!

In case there is anyone still reading and not judging my lack of parenting over the past months and my complete over use of screen time... I leave you with this....

During the holidays, I decided to treat myself a little underware shopping.  This is something I never do, my drawers look old and my bras are nothing I would parade all over the town.  It is just not something that I go and splurge on.  It is always a need at the top of the list, but let's be real, bills, meals, and clothes for the children are kinda priority numero 1,2, and 3.  El negligee and undergarment-os are nada for momma.  #JustSaying So, I was given a few dollars from my grandmother (God bless her) and I went on my way).  I went to Dillards and to Vicks Secret, purchased suitable undergarments (what am I?  Little House on the Prairie?)  Geez!
Then I stop at a little French place I like to call le Tar-chet (Target for you Americans).  I walked by the bra section and was sucked in immediately!  I searched around for my size which is like triple letter (I know, be jealous)!, and I find a little stash of my size on a lil lonely rack, ummmmm discounted!  Boom!  Did not even have the brand tag, but it had the handwritted tag with price, obvi return, and looking back I cannot believe I purchased it (gives me the skeebies to think about what it might have seen when it went home with another), I digress.  I get the bra, and I am feeling pretty good and the next day I was feeling pretty lifted (if ya know what I mean)!
I felt like people may have been giving me the side eye....
the heyyyyyy looking good Caryn...
new hair??
nope... new lifted boobs Cliff. (I do not really know a Cliff, but I just feel like had I known a guy named Cliff he mighta… coulda.... possibly said that, I woulda sued him for being insensitive and making me feel uncomfortable... once again, I digress.
Fast forward to last month, when I had a few minutes to myself and I went to my fave French store.  (insert all the praise hands)
I walk by the bra section, and I happen to see my favorite French no brand bra.  I buy it in black (cause black is super sexy, everyone should have an 18.99 black bra on hand... ha)!  I look for it in white, but nada, guess its a BIG seller (in that triple letter).  I get home and cut the tags from my newest bra, and I begin to place it in the already overstuff underware drawer!
Close drawer and pick up the tag to throw in the trash.
When I see this lady...
I am thinking... what is this ole gal doing on the tag?
Lord, I have bought a "strip tease bra".  #SMH
Nope, notta strip tease bra, but a fa-reeking nursing bra!!
My new fave French undergarment pieces are for nursing mothers?
Here I thought these were just like a lil built in air conditioners?
They were so comfy...…..
Ummmmm, but I ain't with child friends!
Needless to say.... I kept those nursing bras and I am still wearing them!  Ha!  I guess I will just be prepared in case I am ever in the nursing momma situation again!

So, how is your Wednesday?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Where've ya been??? Whatcha doin??

Tens!?  Are all ten of the readers even there any longer?  Prob not, but I just wanted to pop in and make sure that all of you knew that I am still alive!
People, this blog hiatus has gone on long enough.  I have had much to write type about, and plenty of time to share it, but y'all, I... AM... KINDA... LAZY!

Seriously though, me and my people have been doing well.  Keeping busy with school stuff, extra curriculars, and that's really about it!  Nothing too crazy exciting has been going on here at la casa de Foresee.  (Well, that's a lie, there was the whole I've incorporated a nursing bra into my weekly attire... What?  Too much right off the bat?  Then there is the mouse thing... and I ain't talking Cinderella's friends.  All of that will have to be for another day!)

The kids are doing well, growing like crazy, and they daily cause me to question my parenting skills (or the fact that I do not have any good skills.... well, none that I will be sharing).  My man friend is still here, being manly and super cute (I know he is cringing at me calling him super cute.... he is totally one of my 10s of readers.  I hope)

My baby bear is not so baby any more, he is losing all of his teeth and is OBSESSED with all things basketball and baseball!  He is the most active kiddo I have ever met, and his eating has changed from only eating catsup and chicken nuggets to adding in at least 9 bowls of cereal a week!  #CinnamonToastCrunch
My sweet Red.... mommas!  She is a ball of fire and sweetness all in the same breath!  She is really into watching her fave YouTube family, Shot of the Yeagers (she is obsessed with them as I was with Kirk Cameron back in the day..... #SoDreamy).  Then there is the fake glasses..... she is still sporting those all of the time and has really taken on a big interest in doing her hair with different hair styles.  Like sleeping in braids and wearing her hair wavy.  #IDontGetIt Why ever someone would want the curly crimp look, I guess we just want what we cannot have.
Now... now, enough about all of the people that make my world go round and back to me....
I see this picture and think, "hello, coulda photoshopped that one a bit", but it is really me for the past few months.  I have just been hanging out, trying to be more active with the kids (obvi not working on my hair game), working, and I have really started to focus more on me getting into shape!  I even took a before and after picture and if I ever make so much progress that I go from now size to zero, I will share!  Ha  Until then, I will just have to guard my phone with my life, because if those pics get out it could really ruin my street cred.... #IDontGotNoCred  I have been trying to walk, as we are going on a BIG vacay in the summer that entails much walking (details on that to come in future posts)!  So I figure, I need to get with the program and start to get my leg a bit stronger and ready to be walking!

That is kind of where I have been, and the break from the blog has been waaaaay too long!

I'mmmm back!